Summary: H.R.1588 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/13/1997)

United Nations Accountability Act of 1997 - Prohibits the payment of arrearages of U.S. contributions to the United Nations (UN) until the President certifies to, and a joint resolution is approved by, the Congress that the UN has implemented specified reforms, including: (1) a reformulation of the assessed U.S. payment to the UN; (2) implementation of a code of conduct for UN employees; (3) strengthening of the powers of the Office of Inspector General of the UN; (4) reform of the UN grievance system to permit UN employees to hire outside counsel; (5) implementation of certain reforms to UN procurement procedures; (6) whistleblower protection for UN employees; (7) adoption of a no growth biennial budget; (8) acceptable downsizing; (9) a freeze on UN employee salaries; (10) making the eight member states with the highest contributions to the UN permanent members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions; (11) providing access by Budget Committee member states to certain expenditure documents; (12) requiring an annual review and reauthorization of any peacekeeping missions by the UN Security Council; (13) UN reimbursement for Department of Defense contributions to UN peacekeeping missions; (14) satisfaction of U.S. arrearages in contributions to the UN; (15) allowance of all member states to be nominated to the Security Council; (16) abandonment of UN efforts to establish an international tax; and (17) UN noninterference with any people's religion, moral values, culture, or traditions.